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    Dr. Tom Coburnís Legacy

    When Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) left office in 2015, the national debt was about $18 trillion. Today, weeks after he died, itís over $24 trillion and growing rapidly.

    Many would say Tomís biggest legacy is sounding the alarm on wasteful spending and debt, but his biggest impact on other legislators and staff was his love for others and strong character derived from his unshakable faith in Jesus. He never let the Swamp change who he was.

    In terms of politics, he proved beyond any doubt that a genuine citizen legislator, in the mold envisioned by our founders, can both have an impact and be popular with the electorate. He re-election efforts were blowouts because he wasnít concerned with being popular. Still, the voters rewarded him, which should be profoundly encouraging to anyone concerned about the long-term viability of the republic.


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    To say that Tomís unwavering beliefs infuriated those who disagreed with him would be an understatement. He was famously stubborn and there was no shortage of folks maddened by his hardline stances. But it is a testament to his fundamental decency that he formed so many unlikely friendships over the years, including with President Barack Obama. Tom showed us that you can disagree with people, but still get along with them ó a lesson that is especially needed today.

    And finally, Tom Coburn never gave up. He never gave up. In the end, Tom was a deeply principled human being who always sought to do what he believed was right. A man of deep faith, he believed that we have a moral obligation to the least of these in our society, but since we donít have unlimited resources, we should meet that moral obligation in fiscally sustainable ways. He spent a good part of his life delivering babies into this world and making sure they had a good start in life. Later, in Congress, he worked every day to make sure that they had a country to grow up in that fulfilled the promises of our Declaration of Independence Ė Ďlife, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.í


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    Quote Originally Posted by Foghorn View Post
    When Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) left office in 2015, the national debt was about $18 trillion. Today, weeks after he died, it’s over $24 trillion and growing rapidly.

    Many would say Tom’s biggest legacy is sounding the alarm on wasteful spending and debt, but his biggest impact on other legislators and staff was his love for others and strong character derived from his unshakable faith in Jesus. He never let the Swamp change who he was.

    In terms of politics, he proved beyond any doubt that a genuine citizen legislator, in the mold envisioned by our founders, can both have an impact and be popular with the electorate. He re-election efforts were blowouts because he wasn’t concerned with being popular. Still, the voters rewarded him, which should be profoundly encouraging to anyone concerned about the long-term viability of the republic.


    Tom_Coburn_official_portrait-e1587123338634.jpg


    To say that Tom’s unwavering beliefs infuriated those who disagreed with him would be an understatement. He was famously stubborn and there was no shortage of folks maddened by his hardline stances. But it is a testament to his fundamental decency that he formed so many unlikely friendships over the years, including with President Barack Obama. Tom showed us that you can disagree with people, but still get along with them — a lesson that is especially needed today.

    And finally, Tom Coburn never gave up. He never gave up. In the end, Tom was a deeply principled human being who always sought to do what he believed was right. A man of deep faith, he believed that we have a moral obligation to the least of these in our society, but since we don’t have unlimited resources, we should meet that moral obligation in fiscally sustainable ways. He spent a good part of his life delivering babies into this world and making sure they had a good start in life. Later, in Congress, he worked every day to make sure that they had a country to grow up in that fulfilled the promises of our Declaration of Independence – ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’


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    He was one of the few good ones for sure.
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